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HARDY, Thomas.

Rare books by Thomas Hardy, including first edition, signed first edition, and finely bound copies of Jude the Obscure, Wessex Tales, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, and handsome sets of the collected works.

Thomas Hardy belongs to a very select group of writers regarded equally highly as both novelist and poet. His work divides neatly into two periods, so that he can almost be regarded as a novelist of the nineteenth century and a poet of the twentieth century.

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  1. The Trumpet Major.
    First edition in book form of Hardy's great novel of the Napoleonic war, written to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Trafalgar. The story was first published in slightly bowdlerized form in Good Words, Jan Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 106245

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  2. The Trumpet Major. A tale.
    First edition in book form of Hardy's great novel of the Napoleonic war, written to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Trafalgar. Purdy notes that the novel was published in an edition of 1,000 copies and remarks that the three-line border is less common than the 2-rule binding. The story was first published in slightly... Learn More
    £30,000

    Stock Code: 62939

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  3. Two on a Tower. A Romance.
    First edition. Two on a Tower originally ran as a serial in both America and the UK in the Boston-based Atlantic Monthly between May and December 1882. The editor Thomas Bailey Aldrich had written Hardy in late September 1881, asking about the possibility of a serial. However, Hardy did not begin work on the story until... Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 66140

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  4. The Mayor of Casterbridge.
    First edition in book form. The novel was originally published in weekly instalments in both the Graphic and Harper's Weekly from 2 January to 15 May 1886, in a bowdlerized text. It was published in book form on 10 May 1886 in a small print run of 758 copies, of which only 650 were bound. Smith, Elder was not without some... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 109768

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  5. The Mayor of Casterbridge.
    First edition in book form. The novel was originally published in weekly instalments in both the Graphic and Harper's Weekly from 2 January to 15 May 1886, in a bowdlerized text. It was published in book form on 10 May 1886 in a small print run of 758 copies, of which only 650 were bound. Smith, Elder was not without some... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 90063

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  6. Jude the Obscure.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 70384

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  7. Jude the Obscure.
    First edition, first impression, of Hardy's final novel, published on 1 November 1895. Copies of this edition in dust jacket are scarce: we know of fewer than ten extant. The page numbering was altered during printing, so that sigs. A-H exist in two distinct states, often found mixed. In the first state page numbers are... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 74084

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  8. The Works.
    The Mellstock edition, a deluxe edition limited to 500 copies signed by the author on the limitation page in volume I. Initially discussed as early as July 1914, the start of the Great War halted production and the actual publication did not begin until December 1919. The edition name is a reference to the mythical Mellstock... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 110543

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  9. The Works.
    The Mellstock Edition, a deluxe edition limited to 500 copies signed by the author on the limitation page in volume I. Initially discussed as early as July 1914, the start of the Great War halted production and the actual publication did not begin until December 1919. The edition name is a reference to the mythical Mellstock... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 105784

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  10. The Works.
    The Mellstock Edition, a deluxe edition limited to 500 copies signed by the author on a preliminary leaf in Volume 1. Initially discussed as early as July 1914, the start of World War I halted production and the actual publication did not begin until December 1919. The edition name is a reference to the mythical Mellstock... Learn More
    £10,500

    Stock Code: 68715

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  11. The Works.
    The Mellstock edition, consisting of 500 unnumbered copies, with the first volume signed by Hardy. With the bookplate of James MacLehose (1857-1943) to the front pastedown, engraved by David Young Cameron, a fellow Glaswegian. MacLehose, a publisher and printer himself, was also the son-in-law of Alexander Macmillan, one... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 96658

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  12. The Writings.
    The Anniversary Edition, issued to celebrate Hardy's eightieth birthday. One of a limited edition of 1,250 numbered sets. An excellent collected edition that is particularly well printed and handsomely bound. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 68630

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  13. The Writings.
    The anniversary edition, issued to celebrate Hardy's eightieth birthday. One of a limited edition of 1,250 numbered sets. An excellent collected edition handsomely bound. Learn More
    £3,850

    Stock Code: 96782

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  14. The Works. In prose and verse.
    Facsimile of the definitive Wessex Edition. Limited edition of 270 numbered copies of which 250 were for sale. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 49073

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  15. Tess of the dUrbervilles.
    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1891. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 107168

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